The Florence Township Police Department like many police departments in the State of New Jersey is a Civil Service Police Department. This means that the written testing for position of police officer is administered by the New Jersey Department of Personnel. Florence Township also hires with resident preference which means in order to be considered for the position of Police Officer you must reside in the Township of Florence throughout the application and hiring process. Typically the Department of Personnel will announce a test every year and will post application deadlines for the test. The Department of Personnel will provide an application to anyone who submits an application for employment testing. After all testing is completed the Department of Personnel will make the test results available to the Police Department. If the applicant passes the Civil Service test they are then put on a list of applicants for Florence Township in score order. The Applicant will receive a notice from Florence Township advising them on the next steps necessary to be part of the hiring process.
Graduation from high school or vocational high school
or possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate.
Not less than 18 nor more than 35 years of age at the announced closing date for filing applications for the position. In determining maximum age eligibility of veterans, the time spent in active military service during periods specified in Department of Personnel law and rules will be deducted from the attained age.
Appointees will be required to successfully complete a training program mandated by the New Jersey Police Training Commission within 18 months of appointment.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
Must be a citizen of the United States.
As a prerequisite for appointment, appointees may be required to pass a thorough medical and psychiatric examination to be administered by the appointing authority. Any psychological, medical or physical condition or defect which would prevent efficient performance of the duties of the position, cause the appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself or others, or become aggravated as a result of performance of these duties, will be cause for rejection.
The Florence Township Police Department also actively hires SLEO II Officers. In order to apply for the Position of SLEO II the Individual must have completed a Police Academy for either Full time Police Officer or a SLEO II Academy and must possess a valid PTC certification. Applicants for the position of SLEO II must meet the same requirements for consideration as do full time Officers in regards to education, background investigation, medical and psychological evaluation.
For test information, level of education required and required certifications for both positions see: www.state.nj.us/csc/seekers/jobs/safety/law_titles.html